The Beach Guide

Borth Beach

Borth Beach - Ceredigion

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At high tide this appears to be a sloping shingle beach divided by a series of wooden groynes. Come here when the tide is out and you’ll be rewarded with a three-mile expanse of clean, golden sand.

The waters quality here is good and the shallowness of the waters combine to make Borth a popular destination for families as well as watersports enthusiasts. Both the Ceredigion and the Wales coastal paths pass close to the beach and the area offers visitors a number of good walks.

Borth has an RNLI Lifeboat Station and there is a lifeguard presence on the beach during the peak summer season.

At the southern end of the beach lies a submerged forest and in certain conditions the remains of petrified tree stumps can be found here at low tide. Beyond this tall cliffs tower above the bay.

Local legend tells of Cantre’r Gwaelood, a lost kingdom from which church bells are believed by some to be heard to ring out in times of danger.

Free parking can be found around the village. The car park at the Community Hall has a small children’s play area.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs not allowed on beach between 1st May and 30th September.

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Activities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Slipway

    Nearest town

    Aberystwyth

    Postcode

    SY24 5HX

    OS grid ref.

    SN 6068 9006

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating

    Awards

    Blue Flag Award

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